By Victoria Houston
A scorching August afternoon and Midwest hospital CEO John McNeil has been operating past due. engaged on his most modern conquest, that's. Jen Williams is twenty-six, accountable for portraits for the hospital's PR division—and rather beautiful in a fit, athletic form of means. She is speedy to snigger and a bit too quickly to fall for men. She is not any virgin. and she or he is one in all 3 women—including his wife—intimately accustomed to McNeil.
When Jen's younger physique is located with a unmarried stab wound during the middle, suspicion falls on either McNeil's spouse, who insists she is being stalked, and the awesome sanatorium health care professional with whom he had simply ended an affair. strain to discover the killer falls on Loon Lake Police leader Lewellyn "Lew" Ferris and Dr. Paul "Doc" Osborne, the retired dentist and forensic dental specialist whom she has deputized to assist with the investigation—when they aren't taking a holiday for fishing and different own objectives. whilst the mayor calls for Lew take early retirement—and document has to babysit his teenage granddaughter who won't cease texting—the frustrations mount.
Desperate for a couple of hours off—and persuaded by way of Ray Pradt (a fishing advisor who wears a filled trout on his head, in order that they must have identified better)—to try out fly fishing from kayaks, document and Lew locate themselves in life-and-death straits at the river. This ends up in an unforeseen and macabre discovery that simply might holiday the case.
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